Office of the Vice President for Research

Internal Funding Opportunities

This table lists the internal funding opportunities available at the University of Minnesota.

  • For more information on any opportunity click the program title to open the sponsor's website in a new window.
  • To jump to a specific month, follow the links right above the table. Opportunities with ongoing deadlines accept applicants year round while opportunities with multiple deadlines have more than one deadline during each calendar year.
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Colleges/units can use this page to advertise internal opportunities. If you have an internal funding opportunity you'd like to list here, please send the title, deadline, brief description, and a URL for more information to Nicole Herbenson, herbe074@umn.edu or facgrant@umn.edu.

SponsorTitleMax AwardCategoryEligibilityDeadline
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL)University Faculty Research Grant Program$150,000InterdisciplinaryU of M FacultyApril 2020
Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests CenterMITPPC 2019 Request for Proposals$300,000InterdisciplinaryU of M Faculty, ROC Researchers, Post-DocsApril 2020
U of MN Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH)MN-REACH$50,000Health SciencesU of M FacultyAugust 2019
Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA)Faculty Driven $1,200Diversity, Equity and AdvocacyU of M FacultyCheck website
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Professional Development Grants for Retirees$5,000GeneralU of M Faculty, P&A, Civil Service RetireesDecember
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry & Scholarship ProgramSee sponsor for detailsIndependent ResearchU of M FacultyFebruary
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Minnesota Futures Grant Program$250,000InterdisciplinaryU of M Faculty, Research Staff, Grad StudentsFebruary 2019
Institute on the Environment (IonE)Impact Goals$50,000InterdisciplinaryU of M Faculty, P&AFebruary 2020
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)Translational Product Development Fund$50,000Clinical ResearchMayo Clinic & U of M FacultyFebruary 2020
Itasca Biological Station & Laboratories (IBSL)Itasca Seed-to-Roots Grants$75,000Field Biology/EcologyU of M FacultyJanuary 2019
Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA)Bold Ideas Grant$30,000Collaborative ResearchU of M Faculty, StaffJanuary 2020
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Research Infrastructure Investment ProgramSee sponsor for detailsInfrastructureU of M FacultyMarch
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)Faculty Interactive Research Program$45,000Minnesota Based ProjectsU of M FacultyMarch 2020
Center for WritingResearch Grants to Support Inquiry Into Writing$6,000Writing ResearchU of M Faculty, P&AMarch 2020
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)K-R01 Transition to Independence Program$50,000Clinical ResearchRefer to postingMay
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL)Community-University Planning Grant Program$10,000Food, Nutrition, and HealthCommunity- university collaborativesMay 2019
Masonic Cancer CenterAmerican Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant$30,000Cancer ResearchJunior U of M FacultyMay 2020
Masonic Cancer CenterCRTI Translational Research Grants$50,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersMay 2020
Masonic Cancer CenterHourglass Integrative Therapies Cancer Research Award$12,500Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersMay 2020
Masonic Cancer CenterMezin-Koats Colon Cancer Research Award$25,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersMay 2020
Masonic Cancer CenterTranslational Working Group Awards$50,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersMay 2020
Masonic Cancer CenterCRTI Biobanking Pilot Award$30,000Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersMay 2020
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPSA)International Travel Grants$1,000 - $5,000International Projects / TravelU of M Faculty, P&A, Post Docs, and ResearchersMultiple
Institute on the Environment (IonE)IonE Mini Grants$3,000InterdisciplinaryU of M Faculty, StaffMultiple
Center for Global Health and Social ResponsibilityCGHSR Faculty Mentor Award$5,000Health SciencesHealth Science FacultyMultiple
Center for Global Health and Social ResponsibilityGlobal Health Seed Grants$30,000Health SciencesHealth Science FacultyMultiple
Center for Global Health and Social ResponsibilityGlobal Health Faculty Travel Awards$3,000International Projects / TravelHealth Science FacultyMultiple
Academic Affairs and Provost, Office of the SR VP forImagine Fund Special Events Grant Program$10,000Arts & HumanitiesU of M Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-trackNovember 2019
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL)Faculty Planning Grant Program$10,000Food, Nutrition, and HealthU of M FacultyNovember 2019
Mayo Clinic - U of MMinnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics$1,000,000Human HealthMayo Clinic & U of M FacultyNovember 2019
Liberal Arts, College of (CLA)Human Rights Initiative Research Fund$50,000InterdisciplinaryU of M Faculty, P&AOctober 2019
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL)Community-University Partnership Grant Program$50,000Food, Nutrition, and HealthCommunity- university collaborativesOctober 2019
University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII)On the Horizon Grant$50,000InterdisciplinaryU of M Faculty, StaffOngoing
University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII)Updraft GrantSee sponsor for detailsInterdisciplinaryU of M Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-trackOngoing
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry & Scholarship ProgramSee sponsor for detailsIndependent ResearchU of M FacultySeptember
Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA)Faculty Research Development Grant Program$200,000Health SciencesU of M FacultySeptember 2019
For questions, please contact OVPR's Research Advancement group.